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James E. Elliott, LLC has over 19 years of experience in the area of Immigration and Naturalization law.  Our firm therefore has the expertise and knowledge to see your case through to a successful conclusion.


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Employment Based Immigration

Employment-Based Immigration


James E. Elliot has over 19 years of experience representing large and small companies and public institutions throughout the United States with their business immigration concerns.


Business and institutions throughout the United States depend on the unique skills and special talents often possessed by many foreign workers. Because of the complexity and multiple steps involved in moving business-related immigrant applications and petitions forward, it is important to find a lawyer with the expertise to help you navigate the complex maze of business immigration laws and regulations. Whether you are seeking a temporary nonimmigrant business visa or permanent resident status on the basis of an employer-based petition, let us put our expertise and vast experience to work for you. We are able to assist businesses and individuals in Maryland and across the country who need visas for:



Temporary Business Visas


  • H-1B Specialty Occupation (Professionals) Workers
  • AC21 H-1B extensions beyond the ordinary six-year limit
  • TN visas under NAFTA for professionals who are nationals of Mexico or Canada
  • R-1 visas for religious workers
  • L-I visas for intra-company transferees
  • L-I visas for intra-company transferees
  • O-1 visas for aliens of extraordinary ability
  • P-1 visas for artists, entertainers, and athletes
  • I-130 petitions for immediate relatives and non-immediate relatives
  • I-751 petitions for removal of conditions on residence
  • I-751 waivers of the joint filing requirement
  • I-765 employment authorization
  • I-864 affidavit of financial support
  • E-1 and E-2 visas for treaty traders and investors
  • H-1C (and other similar visas) for medical employees
  • E-3 specialty occupation visas for nationals of Australia

Permanent Resident Status on the Basis of Employer-Based Petitions and PERM applications

  • PERM (Program Electronic Review Management) process, generally the first step in obtaining permanent residency through employment
  • I-140 Immigrant Petitions for Alien Workers
  • EB-1 Multinational Executives; Individuals with extraordinary ability in the sciences, arts, athletics, education, or business; Outstanding researchers and professors
  • EB-2 Individuals holding advanced degrees or having exceptional ability in the sciences, arts, or business
  • EB-3 Skilled workers and professionals
  • EB-4 Special immigrants including religious workers and court dependents
  • EB-5 Investors and entrepreneurs



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